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Associate of Arts in Computer Science
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The programs may be completed in four academic years for AACS. However, due to modular and compact nature of our program, student may create his/her own schedule to complete the degrees. It is designed to equip students for information technology careers and emphasizes hands-on industry application and knowledge. Furthermore, the curriculum incorporates state-of-the-art tools and programming techniques. Interwoven throughout the computer science courses are industry specific concepts that are taught within a real-world environment. Students will be equipped to identify application opportunities. Cutting-edge techniques and modern software development tools are also incorporated throughout the students learning objectives.



Graduates that earn the AA in Computer Science degree program will be able to apply and synthesize real-world concepts and skills related to information technology. Graduates will be prepared to utilize skills related to information technology


Courses are project-based and simulate real-world experience with relevant software applications including hands-on labs. Students benefit learning from highly qualified faculty who have practical


This program is aligned with industry relevant skills and certification requirements that are sought by most employers. Graduates will have an edge and will be equipped to seize new opportunities as they enter the information technology career field. Graduates will be able to document procedures and comply with relevant policies

AACS Program - 60 Credits[Units] Total
Web Development
Data Science
Cloud Computing




The course descriptions for the courses listed below may be found in the Academic Catalog.


Core Compulsory Computer Science Studies: 15 Units
CS101 Computer Science: Intro
CS110 Introduction to Cloud Computing
CS130 Intro to Programming
CS171 SQL & Database Design
CS140 Introduction to Networking
CS150 Intro to HTML and CSS
CS160 Intro to Operating System
GS270 PreCalculus and Trigonomtry
CS280 Algorithms and Data Structure
CS171 Introduction to Cybersecurity

Computer Science Concentration/Electives: 9 Units

Web Development Concentration
GS310 Advance Linear Algebra
CS230 Assembly Language
CS330 Relational Database Design
CS370 C#
CS420 C# Advance
CS235 Java Basic
CS335 Java Advance
CS240 Python Basic
CS340 Python Advance
CS250 JavaScript
CS270 Git
CS320 Web Server

Data Science Concentration:
CS151 Data Analysis and Statistics
CS161 Database Systems
GS275 Discrete Math
CS221 Data & Data Analytics
CS231 Data Mining & Natural Language Processing
CS242 Data Processing with Python
CS320 Machine learning
CS330 Big Data
CS425 Deep Learning
CS276 Advances SQL for Data Analysis
CS345 Artificial Intelligence
GS330 Probability and Statistics
CS351 GIS and QGIS

Cloud Computing Concentration:
CS244 Cloud Infrastructure
CS252 Linux System Administration
CS262 Advanced Windows Server
CS263 Routing and Switching
CS321 Advanced Cloud Security
CS364 Security Testing for Cloud Applications
CS376 Migrating Data and Applications to the Cloud
CS355 Advanced Database Concepts
CS367 Advanced Networking Concepts

AWS Concepts
CS289 AWS Essentials
CS389 AWS Architectures
CS232 Microsoft Azure
CS241 Google Cloud Platform
CS180 Serverless Concepts
CS227 Development and Scripting in the Cloud

Biblical/Theological Studies: 15 Units
BS 101 Bible Panorama* (covers some NT Survey)
BS 102 Biblical Interpretation
BS 103 Old Testament Survey
BS 104 New Testament Survey*
BS 115 Pentateuch
BS 204 The Gospels
BS 212 OT Historical Books
BS 217 The Book of Acts
TH 211 God and Revelation
TH 322 The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit
CH 325 History of Christianity
PT 101 Inner Healing and Prayer
PT 102 Spiritual Formation
PT 219 Evangelism and Discipleship
PT 245 Christian Leadership
MS 313 Theology and Practice of Mission

General Education: 15 Units

GE 104 Introduction to Sociology (Contemporary Issues of Current Society)
GE 105 Intercultural Communication
GE 118 Introduction to Psychology
GE 127 Introduction to Philosophy
GE 216 Introduction to Ethics
GE 221 Research & Academic Writing
GE 234 Economics
GE 242 Health Studies
GE 310 Digital Literacy for Research and Ministry
GE 399 World Religions

Free Electives: 3 Units

Students may select free electives from their own concentration, from the other concentrations, or from AEU;'s other undergraduate courses.

Internship: 3 Units
PM 301 Practicum Internship #1
PM 302 Practicum Internship #2

Empty Chairs
The BACS and AACA degree curriculum develop students' core competencies for success in IT career and leadership. Possible careers include:

Software developer

Web developer

Full-stack web developer

Systems architect

Information analysts

Software engineer

Data scientist

Computer system analyst

Database developer

Database administrator

Software tester Systems analyst

Business analyst

Product manager

Network architect

Engineering manager

User interface designer

Cloud computing engineer

Information security analyst

Computer science professor

Information security officer

Software quality assurance manager

Information technology specialist

Mobile application designer or developer

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. The ability to create significant software projects
  2. A strong foundation that underlines the discipline including the required aspects of computing software, hardware, mathematics and science.
  3. A deeper understanding of computer science concentrations including web development, data science, and cloud computing.
  4. Students will have a substantial knowledge of the Bible and be well-grounded in Christian theology, ethics, and morality.
  5. An appreciation of the societal consequences of technology, including computers, and of the ethical issues that arise with recent technologies.
  6. The knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment after graduation or to continue their study of computer science in graduate school. 
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